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Old 10-20-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Good point or it might give away to new activities many of which could be in virtual reality.
I could seriously get into holodeck-quality virtual reality. Just set up anything you want, like being the quarterback in one of the teams in Super Bowl 50, and have at it.

If holodeck VR becomes a reality within the span of my lifetime - this person here is gonna be a serious addict...lol.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:20 PM
 
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If I could live with the Vulcans. Or maybe in Rivendell. But in this world? With this human race? No thanks. Death is the only way I'll ever finally be free....
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: TN
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Do you have inside you blood of kings?
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I could seriously get into holodeck-quality virtual reality. Just set up anything you want, like being the quarterback in one of the teams in Super Bowl 50, and have at it.

If holodeck VR becomes a reality within the span of my lifetime - this person here is gonna be a serious addict...lol.
Me too and look for it in the next 15 years!
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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If I could live with the Vulcans. Or maybe in Rivendell. But in this world? With this human race? No thanks. Death is the only way I'll ever finally be free....
Then when we get more advanced move to another planet for a bit. I will.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, NC
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Honestly, to put this in a more real life scenario, I don't think it would work to where you would be transformed into this super human with 0% body fat and muscles. I think a more real life scenario would be to simply "heal" you back to your physical status, to equal somewhere in your 20's. In another words, lets say that I take this treatment and I reverse my aging back to the age of 21 years old. Who wouldn't want to look 21 again? That doesn't mean I'm going to look like an NFL football player and be able to throw the football 300 yards. It means that I'm simply back to where I was when *I* was 21 years old. I was in shape and skinny, but not necessarily overly athletic. I had no gray hair, no bags under the eyes, no wrinkles. No aches and pains. To me, that would be great. Now, of course, I'd have the body and the stamina to workout hard to achieve a better body (it's awful hard to do that after 40 years of age), but I wouldn't be a cyborg.

So, it wouldn't be the NFL players would be enhanced to the point to where football would be boring. The players would be as good, physically, as they were in the prime of their careers, they would just be able to continue playing for many, many years, decades, etc....
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Honestly, to put this in a more real life scenario, I don't think it would work to where you would be transformed into this super human with 0% body fat and muscles. I think a more real life scenario would be to simply "heal" you back to your physical status, to equal somewhere in your 20's. In another words, lets say that I take this treatment and I reverse my aging back to the age of 21 years old. Who wouldn't want to look 21 again? That doesn't mean I'm going to look like an NFL football player and be able to throw the football 300 yards. It means that I'm simply back to where I was when *I* was 21 years old. I was in shape and skinny, but not necessarily overly athletic. I had no gray hair, no bags under the eyes, no wrinkles. No aches and pains. To me, that would be great. Now, of course, I'd have the body and the stamina to workout hard to achieve a better body (it's awful hard to do that after 40 years of age), but I wouldn't be a cyborg.

So, it wouldn't be the NFL players would be enhanced to the point to where football would be boring. The players would be as good, physically, as they were in the prime of their careers, they would just be able to continue playing for many, many years, decades, etc....
You are correct in that reverse aging will not do that but once we become transhuman and merge with the technology then it could happen.
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, NC
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You are correct in that reverse aging will not do that but once we become transhuman and merge with the technology then it could happen.
I don't think I would want to be an aspect of technology. In another words, I don't want to be part of a computer program or Terminator. To me, perfection is to live as a 21 year old for about 100 years, and then peacefully die in my sleep. That way, it's still a nice, long life, yet it's short enough to really value it. I'm afraid that as we'd become more "transhuman", we would value life less, and eventually become more violent.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I don't think I would want to be an aspect of technology. In another words, I don't want to be part of a computer program or Terminator. To me, perfection is to live as a 21 year old for about 100 years, and then peacefully die in my sleep. That way, it's still a nice, long life, yet it's short enough to really value it. I'm afraid that as we'd become more "transhuman", we would value life less, and eventually become more violent.
And if that is what someone chooses to do I have no problem with it as long as they do not interfere with my choice to do it. :-)
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, NC
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And if that is what someone chooses to do I have no problem with it as long as they do not interfere with my choice to do it. :-)
Well, I just hope if I merge with technology, it isn't Microsoft Windows. I'd hate to be traveling along, receive an update, and then have to reboot myself.
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